It is with great pleasure we announce that Airey Taylor Consulting were part of the winning team for the 2018 Master Builder’s WA Excellence in Construction Awards in the Best Education Building $20 – $50 million category for the Challenger Institute of Technology project in Murdoch.
We provided Structural and Civil Engineering services for this $45 million State Government development that forms a project of significance linking education and industry in Perth. A three-level building with mixed educational, administrative and commercial facilities – the Challenger Institute of Technology aims to provide full support services for students and staff while enabling real-world style work training.
The design of the building stretches over three levels and includes TAFE training facilities for Health, Sport and Lifestyle, Business and Information Technology, Community Services and other faculty students. Learning areas featured classrooms and computer labs, a library and study rooms, and industry specific spaces including full hair + beauty salon, massage clinic, and gymnasium. The building also houses significant client service, international student and other office administration functions for Department of Education workers. Commercial spaces also form part of the building, with externally tenanted cafes and a bookshop.
The design incorporated pre-tensioned concrete slab design with pre-cast concrete panels, reinforced block walls, structural steel roof, a complex glass fibre reinforced concrete façade and a variety of finishes to produce an extremely pleasing architectural result.
Airey Taylor acknowledge the superb work of Armstrong Parkin Architects for this beautiful building and the work of EMCO Builders and all participating collaborators for this prize-winning result.